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What is a Home Watch Service?

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Home Watch | Comments Off on What is a Home Watch Service?

What is a Home Watch Service?

If you spend a lot of time away from your home, perhaps on business trips, or if you own a vacation home, you probably worry about it standing vacant for long periods of time. This is the reason why most people turn to a home watch service provider for help. What is a home watch service? What exactly does this service entail? We have the answers for you below:   What is a Home Watch Service?  A home watch service is exactly what it says – it is when experts keep an eye on your home and take care of its general maintenance when you are unable to. A home watch service provider will ensure enhanced security first and foremost. Aside from conducting routine inspections, it should also respond quickly to any security system alarms – day or night, throughout the year. However, a home watch service is about...

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Annual Vacation Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Home Maintenance | Comments Off on Annual Vacation Home Maintenance Checklist

Annual Vacation Home Maintenance Checklist

If you’re lucky enough to own a vacation home, you’ll know just how important regular vacation home maintenance is in order to keep it in tip-top condition all year round. In an effort to help simplify the process, we’ve put together an annual vacation home maintenance checklist for your convenience. Spring and Summer Home Maintenance This is the perfect time to give your vacation home a new lease on life by cleaning and maintaining your home to be ready for your next winter visit. Some of the areas to be checked for maintenance are: Check the exterior of the home for the following: Roof damage Crack or movement in concrete Paint chips Holes that needs repairing Gutters – do they need cleaning or any maintenance Windows and doors – check for damaged or rotted wood and reseal or replace, reapply exterior caulk if the gap around the door or...

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How to Prevent Mold in Your Florida Vacation Home

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Home Maintenance | Comments Off on How to Prevent Mold in Your Florida Vacation Home

How to Prevent Mold in Your Florida Vacation Home

If you own a vacation home in Florida, then you are undoubtedly tasked with everything from repairs and maintenance to keeping your lawn and pool in shape. Some things that few home owners stop to consider are whether their houses could be infected by mold. And yes, it is more common than you think!   While some people are not particularly sensitive to mold, those with asthma and allergies can see their health deteriorate if they are in an environment that has been infected with mold. Musty smells and watermarks are usually signs of mold, in which case you might have to hire a professional to remove it. Here are some tips to prevent mold from growing in your house in the first place:   Keep Things Dry If you kids taking a dip in the pool have and leaving wet towels on the floor, make a rule that...

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Tips to Protect Your Garden and Home During Hurricane Season | Tips from The Garden Management Pros

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Hurricane Preparedness | Comments Off on Tips to Protect Your Garden and Home During Hurricane Season | Tips from The Garden Management Pros

Tips to Protect Your Garden and Home During Hurricane Season | Tips from The Garden Management Pros

If you live in or own property in Florida and the surrounding area, chances are that you will come face-to-face with a hurricane in your lifetime. By hiring professional estate and garden management teams to always be available to prepare your property in the event of a hurricane, you can effectively protect your garden and home when one strikes.   Ways to Prepare Your Garden and Home for Upcoming Storms and Bad Weather    The time to prepare for a storm or hurricane is now, while the weather is good and there is no sign of a cloud in the sky. Do not wait for a storm to be on its way before you start scrambling around to prepare. Here is what you can do:   Maintain the trees and shrubs in your yard. Weak branches and trees that could fall or break easily should be pruned and cut...

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Preparing Your Lawn for Fall in South Florida | Tips from The Garden Management Pros

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Home Maintenance | Comments Off on Preparing Your Lawn for Fall in South Florida | Tips from The Garden Management Pros

Preparing Your Lawn for Fall in South Florida | Tips from The Garden Management Pros

The Florida sun is starting to set a little earlier and rise a little later. And, you know what that means… Fall is here! One thing is for sure; your garden has already noticed the change in season and you can now expect for your lawn to transition from a growth phase to a dormancy phase. If you own a property in South Florida and if you are not always around to take care of it, you might be concerned about how to prepare it so that it is able to survive the fall.   Preparing your lawn for fall in South Florida does not have to a be a tricky task. If you are away or do not have the time, the services or a professional estate management or landscape maintenance team can make things easier for you. Why Does Lawn Need to be Prepped for Fall in...

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Getting Your Vacation Home in South Florida Ready for Hurricane Season

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Hurricane Preparedness | Comments Off on Getting Your Vacation Home in South Florida Ready for Hurricane Season

Getting Your Vacation Home in South Florida Ready for Hurricane Season

Over the past few years, South Florida has been relatively lucky in terms of being able to come out of massive storms and hurricanes without crippling damage. The good fortune of the Sunshine State, however, shouldn’t lead you to avoid preparing your home for hurricane season each year.   Hurricane season started in June, so if you haven’t already implemented these safety and protective measures, now is the time to do so:   Window Shutters One of the outdated home preparedness tips that used to be given to residents of South Florida is to board up their windows. While this is a step in the right direction, it does not offer enough in terms of protecting your home. A better way to go about protecting your window from the debris that can get flung at your home during a tropical storm is to invest in quality window shutters that...

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What Is Included In A Home Watch Service In South Florida?

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Home Maintenance, Home Management Services, Home Watch | Comments Off on What Is Included In A Home Watch Service In South Florida?

South Florida is a popular location for retirees and semi-retired people who want to enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery that the Sunshine State has to offer. There are many private estate-communities with seasonal residents who spend parts of the year in South Florida and the rest of the year elsewhere. As such, a home watch service has become increasingly prominent and important in the region. Whether you spend the majority of your time at your South Florida home or whether you are only there for a few months a year, the peace of mind that comes along with knowing someone is keeping an eye on your home is priceless. At Gardens Home Management Services, we offer a comprehensive home watch service that includes the following: We monitor severe weather warnings and provide emergency preparations. As many residents know, tropical storms and hurricanes can cause a lot of damage...

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FAQs on Home Watch Services in Palm Beach Gardens

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in General, Home Watch, Hurricane Preparedness | Comments Off on FAQs on Home Watch Services in Palm Beach Gardens

You may or may not have heard of ‘home watch services’ in Palm Beach Gardens and other areas of the country. Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about this service, how it works, and how homeowners can benefit from it:   What is a Home Watch Service? A home watch service refers to a service that a company offers when they take care of your home and keep an eye on your property. If you have a holiday home, for example, you may not be able to follow up on security alerts, maintain your pool and your lawn, or make electrical repairs as and when issues arrive. A home watch service will take care of these jobs for you.   Why Do I Need A Home Watch Service For My Vacation Home? A vacation home is a big investment and to keep it safe, secure and in...

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Summer 2018 Maintenance Checklist for Your South Florida Home

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Estate Management, General, Home Maintenance, Home Watch | Comments Off on Summer 2018 Maintenance Checklist for Your South Florida Home

Want to get your South Florida home ready for summer? Then follow this summer 2018 maintenance checklist compiled by our home maintenance company:   A New Coat Of Paint For Your Home’s Exterior   Want to add some curb appeal to your home and give it an instant facelift? Then make full use of the warmer weather outside and give your home a fresh coat of paint. You can also consider incorporating some of the trendy exterior paint color palettes such as: Peach, cream, and green Soft gray and canary yellow Cotton white and deep blue Ivory, white, and aqua Crisp white, aqua, and royal purple Honey yellow, mustard yellow, and brown Cool green and pure white Taupe and rustic brown Olive green, oak, and white   Window Maintenance While the interior facing sides of windows get cleaned relatively often, the windows’ exteriors are a different story. They are...

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Safeguard Your Florida Residence for Summer: Part 2

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in General, Home Management Services, Home Watch | Comments Off on Safeguard Your Florida Residence for Summer: Part 2

Safeguard Your Florida Residence for Summer: Part 2

In our last blog post, we addressed some of the things that you can do to protect your Florida home this summer, including protecting your home against humidity, water, and pests. In part 2 of this series, we will look at the further steps that you can take to ensure your home is in tip-top condition when you return: Insurance Related Tasks If your home gets damaged by a hurricane, flood or a break-in, then you will need sufficient evidence and documentation to submit to your insurance company. Be sure to take photos and videos of both the interior and exterior of your home so that you can show the before and after damage (if damage occurs). It is also a good idea to take photos of your belongings within your home in case you have to claim for any stolen or damaged property. Security While you may be...

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